How To Recharge In Minutes: Free Self Care Checklist.

It can be a struggle to know how to take care of yourself when you’re trying to juggle a million things at once our self care checklist printable is a great way to give you some ideas on how to care for yourself when you’re short of time.

Kids come in all shapes and sizes with amazing little personalities.
I happen to have two boisterous,  active, funny little kids, with larger than life personalities.
While this makes our day crazy, hectic and somewhat frantic, I wouldn’t have it any other way.
However, I often find myself needing time to recharge my batteries over a cup of coffee which hasn’t gone cold! In this post, we talk about the things you can do to look after yourself without spending hours away from home or spending tons of cash.

In our free self care checklist, you can choose one of our 5-minute self care activities for a quick recharge, or 30 minutes if you’ve got more time!
Like most kids,  mine are always demanding food, or stuff, or support with something, and of course my time and attention.
 The struggle is real to stay on top of everything, sometimes it can take a good 45 minutes just to unload the dishwasher some days.
It is also quite clear that planning a full family day out, does not satisfy my kid’s longing for my attention when we get home either!
It seems the more attention I give my kids, the more they need from me, and as all tired parents know, this can leave you in a permanent state of physical and mental burnout.

You’re an overtired mom when …

  • You go to the bathroom but as soon as you leave the room, your kids urgently need to go to the toilet and are so desperate they can’t wait until you’ve finished!
  •  You have a shower with one child on the toilet and one trying to clamber into the shower with you.
  •   You’re cooking a meal, they follow you in and shout requests for drinks and  “how long is tea going to be? ”  every 2 minutes!
  • They never sleep

Parental burnout symptoms

  •  Feeling parental fatigue
  • Being too tired to parent properly
  • Feeling overtired
  • Being an overwhelmed mum or overwhelmed parent
  •  Feeling as if you’re not enjoying motherhood
  • Feeling tired, grumpy and not quite right, most of the time
  • Experiencing lots of stress
  • Sleep disruption and insomnia
  • Feelings of anxiety
  • Feelings of sadness
  • Feeling guilty for no reason.
  • Not looking after yourself properly
  • Poor mental health
  • Self-care deficit
  • Not eating properly.
Self-care and emotional self-care are hugely important for tired parents to enable us to recharge and regroup and get ready to face the challenges of another day.

Self-care tips for overtired moms.

Decide how much time you can devote to self-care, per day, week and per month.
If you have a majorly busy family or work life, you may only be able to spend five minutes per day on yourself, that’s ok, pencil it in and book out the time.
It doesn’t matter how much or how little time you intend to schedule for yourself, the first step is to write it down.<

For example: at 9 pm every weeknight schedule five minutes to yourself after the kids have gone to bed. 

Next, write a list of the things you enjoy,  download my beautiful free daily self-care checklist by subscribing to our updates here,  for ideas and activities you can squeeze into 5 minutes, 10 minutes, 15 minutes,  30 minutes and an hour!

  Self Care Checklist.

free daily self care checklist

Balancing motherhood and self